Sunday, November 30, 2008

Free Pattern! - The Manly Scarf

It's getting to be that time of year again, the scarf wearing, and giving time!  
I finished this scarf recently to give to my boyfriend, Dave.  He lost his old one on the streetcar! 


It's easy, and looks great, and the combination of black with the variegated colourways of Malabrigo makes it nice and manly.  Plus it's got absolutely zero itch factor – Malabrigo is soft enough for even the pickiest of mens necks!  Here you go! 

The Manly Scarf

Needles : 4.5 or 5mm 
Yarn : Malabrigo Worsted - two skeins, one black, one other colour

Cast on 25 stitches with the black yarn
knit two rows
switch to the second colour, and knit two rows
switch to the black yarn, carrying it up the side of the scarf, being careful not to pull too tightly. 

Continue knitting two rows of each colour and switching, carrying the yarn up the side, until the scarf is the desired length, or you run out of yarn! (I used about half of a ball of each colour) End with two rows of black.
Cast off loosely, weave in ends.  
Wrap, and place under the tree, for a fantastic present for the men in your life! 


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Classic Elite Yarn - Oh My!

We were so excited to find out there is a Canadian supplier for Classic Elite yarns and when we did - we jumped on the bandwagon to order us some of this scumptious stuff! It was hard to pick which one to show first because we love them all:

New Alpaca Sox Sock Yarn

Alpaca Sox
Nylon, Alpaca, Merino
450 yards, One Skein makes a pair

Classic Elite Lush

50% Angora/50% Wool
123 yards, 4.5 sts=1"

Classic Elite Princess

40% merino wool, 28% rayon, 10% cashmere, 7% angora, 15% nylon
150 yards, 5 sts=1"

Classic Elite Inca Gold

Inca Gold
100% Alpaca
109 yards, 5 sts=1
109 yards

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sock Yarn Galore!

It has been awhile since we last posted, and we are so sorry! We have some great news and I find it hard to contain the excitment.

We have received so much sock yarn in the last week, we are bursting at the seams. Look at all the FA sock yarn we received:

Fleece Artist #2

And another picture in it's home:

Fleece Artist Tower

We also received new colours of Misti Alpaca Sock Yarn:

New Colours of Misti Alpaca Sock Yarn

Not sure if this is the best for last or not, but it comes pretty close! This is one of the new yarns we have brought into the Naked Sheep = Classic Elite Alpaca Sox. The picture doesn't do it justice. Please come in and feel it - it is so freaking soft.

New Alpaca Sox Sock Yarn

Each skein will make a pair of socks and the price range is between $22.00 to $27.00.

WE promise to post more of the fiber goodness more often as we can't be the only ones to enjoy such fab stuff.

Knit On.